24 In Summer

Coastal Style Gallery Wall For Cheap

This past weekend, I took down all of the art I had on the wall going up the stairs and created this coastal style gallery wall for cheap! I know we’re only at the beginning of April, but here, where we live, it’s really feeling a lot like summer already, so, I am in a huge coastal style decor mood! And the beach is right there, that also helps a lot 😉



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Coastal Style Gallery Wall For Cheap

I took down everything to start with a blank wall. I covered up holes and touched up little stains. Last year, I painted this canvas you can find here for my summer entrance wall and I really liked it, so I wanted to use it again, but not for the same spot, so it came in really handy to use it for the huge wall going upstairs. 

I started with hanging it in the middle of the wall… You know that there are guides of how to create a gallery wall without hammering around and ending up with too many little holes in the wall? Like sticking up paper on the wall to get an idea where each piece goes… Yeah that would have been the smart way…but I was too lazy to do it, I wanted to go right at it and yes, I did end up with a lot of  some extra holes 😉

So, to make it as cheap as possible, I only bought a few little things. I re-used some of my old canvases and just painted them white to have a new base.

I DIYed a bit here and there and changed up canvases with a few simple techniques and ideas. Like hot glueing rope on them. Rope is great for that coastal style, right?

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Then I found this great idea on Pinterest about printing with rope, which I did as well on a different canvas… 

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And I turned around my DIY Arrow sign from an Ikea cabinet door and transformed it into something a little more nautical with my stencils and lots of paint.

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I bought two of these round place mats here [they were 1.99 each] I gave this one some brushes of chalky finish paint to give it a bit of a white washed look…and added this yute wreath I made a few years back…  [it also got some white chalky paint on it] 

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This one got a lot of different shades of turquoise, aqua and white… I mixed up all the colours with acrylic paint.

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Below is the canvas on which I used the rope stamp I mentioned earlier… My husband and Amelie keep on bugging me that it looks like Q-tips… and now I’m kinda seeing it too. I might change that one up at one point…lol.

Next to it are the two canvases with rope hotglued on them.  

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And this is how it looks like going up the stairs….

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And from upstairs sitting on the steps in a weird position to take photos…. This wall is so tricky to get a good photo of… So sorry for these, I swear, standing in front of the wall the aqua and all of those pops of turquoise just pop out and really look so beachy!

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The two little round thingys are coasters and cost me 0.70 cents each. I love the look they add to the whole wall. Don’t the stars in the middle look like seas stars???

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And the beach hat is last years, I bought it at Zara and have never used it… well, except for decorating my home, but not on my head, lol. I’m not a hat person I think.

If you like it, pin it!! 


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I really like how it all turned out and especially not having to spend a whole lot of money on it all. Hope you like it too! Thanks for stopping by today!


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  • Leanna
    27/04/2017 at 23:24

    Hi Katrin: The coastal theme near the ocean is breathtaking pretty. When I was a young woman I used rope and tied them in different nautical knots and put them in deep frames on a dark background. I really much prefer the airy soft blue that you used. Its very pretty.

    • Katrin
      29/04/2017 at 07:57

      That’s sounds like a beautiful way of making a nautical display Leanna! Thanks so much for the visit

  • Sandra Garth
    22/04/2017 at 02:38

    These are simple ideas that make a large impact. That’s the way I like to decorate! Thank you for sharing with us this week at Celebrate Your Story, and have a great weekend.

  • Beverly
    20/04/2017 at 23:47

    Gorgeous, Katrin! Coastal Decor is my go to decor style for much of our home. I love your gallery wall. The subtle coastal touches are lovely. Thanks for sharing at Snickerdoodle. We’ll be featuring this at Saturday’s party. Hope to see you there!

    • Katrin
      21/04/2017 at 06:55

      Aw Thanks so much Beverly, that makes my friday, yay!!

  • Diana
    20/04/2017 at 05:32

    Beautiful wall, Katrin–I’m in love with the large painting–you did that yourself? Just lovely. Thanks so much for linking up your posts with us at Vintage Charm!

    • Katrin
      21/04/2017 at 06:54

      Thanks so much Diana, yes, I made that last summer!!

  • Marie
    18/04/2017 at 00:08

    Your gallery wall looks absolutely gorgeous! I love the pops of color against the neutrals. Thanks so much for sharing your decor with us at Merry Monday this week!

  • Amber Harrop
    18/04/2017 at 00:07

    Your coastal wall looks amazing you are so talented and pulling a look together Katrin

    • Katrin
      18/04/2017 at 07:04

      Thanks so much 🙂

  • Michelle
    17/04/2017 at 11:50

    It looks super Katrin. I love your ingenuity and your incredible ability to style things. I bet if you wore a black plastic bag it would look like it came from an expensive boutique in Paris. The colors, the placement and different objects all look stunning on the wall, and the photos are great.

    • Katrin
      18/04/2017 at 07:07

      You’re so funny Michelle… 🙂 Thanks so much!!

  • Marjan Hoebeke-Pfaff
    17/04/2017 at 10:10

    Sorting through the studio (which I finally have to myself again) I stubled over so many shells and jars full of sand I’m sure my husband is happy we’re not living near the seaside… I love the things you’ve created. They make me feel homesick for the seaside though – wonder whether we’d manage visiting mum and dad next weekend…

    • Katrin
      18/04/2017 at 07:05

      Aw, I didn’t mean to make you feel homesick Marjan! Living near the sea is really something else, isn’t it? Hope you have a great wee & Thank you for stopping by!!

  • Keri
    17/04/2017 at 05:17

    Katrin, this coastal gallery wall is so beautiful! I’m like you, I just start hanging things and don’t worry about the extra nail holes, lol. I love all the pieces you’ve put on this wall. The turquoise is a lovely color to add. I really like those coasters and the yute wreath you made. Everything looks wonderful!! Btw, I think the photos look awesome!

    • Katrin
      17/04/2017 at 06:53

      Aw you’re so sweet friend, Thank you 🙂

  • Heidi
    16/04/2017 at 08:50

    Love the paintings! Your gallery wall all works together with the repeated shapes, colors and texture. Thanks for sharing on Funtastic Friday!

    • Katrin
      16/04/2017 at 18:07

      Thanks so much Heidi!!!

  • Mary - the boondocks blog
    13/04/2017 at 09:54

    Katrin this is so summery and coastal. I love that blue color and your creative use of everyday objects as art. Love, love, love!!

    • Katrin
      13/04/2017 at 20:58

      Thanks friend 🙂

  • Naomie Moore, Castaic, CA
    12/04/2017 at 17:56

    VERY pretty! And easy to do too! Great inspiration. Thanks for sharing! 👍

    • Katrin
      12/04/2017 at 23:15

      Thanks so much Naomie!!

  • Carol ("Mimi")
    12/04/2017 at 14:05

    Each of these pieces is so creative! I love the variety of shapes and textures that you got using rope, jute, and the woven placemats. The soft coastal colors are just right for spring and summer. Very nice!

    • Katrin
      12/04/2017 at 23:14

      Thank you Carol, yes, I’m planning on having this all up til fall for sure 😉 and by then I’ll be ready for the neutrals again… Thanks for visiting 🙂